Only in the country....

Discussion in 'Countryside Families' started by Arkander, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. Arkander

    Arkander UNIX Weenie

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    Can you wake up in the morning to find six of the
    neighbor's horses munching on your front yard. :)

    We did, yesterday morning.

    So, the Missus and Gramps-In-Law rounded them
    up and stuck them in our corral for the day.

    When we got ahold of the neighbors, they asked
    if we could hang onto them until they could come
    get them. Told us where to steal the hay from up
    on their place to feed them.

    Then, asked us to keep them over Thanksgiving
    since they were planning a road trip. They had
    already made other arrangements, but since the
    critters were already on our place....

    So, we put them to pasture....

    Brought a big :D to my face.

    Back in my city days, we'd have called the cops.
    [ A shame, that.... ]

    Now? No worries. :D
     
  2. RedTartan

    RedTartan Icelandic Sheep Supporter

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    How wonderful that you would help your neighbors like that! I love living in the country!

    My neighbor's goat keeps getting loose. He only has one and I think she gets lonely when they're not home. She comes to my house and I lead her home with a carrot :) She saw me feeding the chickens the other morning, called to me, and then ran over to say "Good morning."

    RedTartan
     

  3. pookshollow

    pookshollow Pook's Hollow

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    Always a great way to meet the neighbours. :)

    Not long after we moved way out to the country, when I was a kid, the farmer that owned the fields behind us was hauling some heifers in his pickup truck. The laneway ran up alongside our property and was pretty rough, to say the least. What he didn't realize was that every time he hit a bump, one of the heifers would fall out. :dance: My mom had to go over to the fence and tell him.